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Canada’s Eco-Friendly Machine Shreds Worn-Out Uniforms

12 Responses to “Canada’s Eco-Friendly Machine Shreds Worn-Out Uniforms”

  1. Lasse says:

    They are correct that they lower the carbon footprint since they don’t burn it, but shredding a blended material just introduces micro-plastics and whatever coatings (like PFC DWRs) into nature.

    Doing something slightly better than the worst option isn’t eco-friendly.

    • jk says:

      Was thinking exactly this when they were dumping the shredded fabric into the dumpster and you can clearly see all the synthetic fabric particles floating out.

  2. Amer-Rican says:

    If ‘Green’ is the goal, re-purposing is the smart thing. It takes electricity to shred those worn out uniforms, and that energy is probably from the burning of fossil fuels, so it’s not ‘Green’ at all. The birkenstockniks are so naive.

  3. Canadian says:

    This started because when CADPAT was release it was a restricted material due to the “technology”. Then companies were licenced to produce and utilize CADOAT, and some could sell it on the civilian market as long as anything they made wasn’t the same (style/shape etc) as actual issued kit. Now we are wasting time and money on what is no longer anything special, secret, or even really unique. It should sold in bulk as surplus.

  4. Canadian says:

    Damn- spelling mistakes- should have checked my post before posting!

  5. Dr. Blutwurst says:

    This is worn out?? All my combat uniforms are behind this stage:))) :(.

  6. jjj0309 says:

    I believe the video is certified gore to surplus collectors.

  7. .308 says:

    This is so dumb… only the CF would buy a material shredder and think they are making a difference.. “hey look we used to burn them, now we just throw them in the landfill!”

    The only thing exceptional about the Canadian military are the members.. the clothing and equipment(for the most part) are the laughing stock of NATO. From our dumpster fire Textron vehicles to our helmets and boots.. All Canadians should be hoping for any government to treat the Armed Forces with some respect and give them the budgets and authority to equip our Forces adequately. We cant even handle civilian emergencies properly let alone mobilize a battle group…

  8. Adun says:

    If they really wanted to do something better with the uniforms, they could give them out for free to homeless people, or partner with another manufacturer to make something new and useful out of the fabric. Of course the easiest option would be to resell the uniforms as mentioned above, but clearly that isn’t happening.